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A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Job Summary

The University of Michigan-Flint seeks a dynamic individual to grow recruitment efforts for both traditional and non-traditional students in the greater Flint/Genesee County area.  This position, Regional Recruitment Coordinator, will be primarily responsible for developing and implementing recruitment strategies to increase enrollment from Genesee County.  As the regional coordinator, this person will build and strengthen relationships with businesses, agencies, and secondary schools.  This position focuses on recruiting and enrolling applicants who are academically prepared and excited about becoming part of a community of diverse learners and scholars.

The Regional Recruitment Coordinator will meet with influencers at targeted schools and organizations to present programs and promote enrollment at the University.  This position requires extensive evening and weekend work, as well as extensive interaction with prospective students, area companies, faculty, vendors, and others.  This person must have both the desire and passion to engage in significant interpersonal communications with prospective students and companies over the phone, as well as in-person and through e-mail.  The preferred candidate will possess project management skills, data analysis skills, be an effective team player, and excellent organizer to handle multipe tasks.

Responsibilities*

Responsible for the planning, development, execution and evaluation of recruitment and outreach programs to support the University’s mission in the regional territory.  Prepare and track budgets for programs.  Direct the day to day operations of recruitment and future planning for program continuation and growth consistent with UM-Flint Admissions and University goals.  Coordinate with schools, colleges, and offices across the UM-Flint campus for participation in the programs.  Oversee enrollment management and monitor trends for the regional territory. 

Build and strengthen relationships with primary feeder schools, companies, and agencies to help increase yield.  Develop new markets to broaden qualified applicant pool from the recruitment region.  Represent the UM-Flint at recruitment fairs and alumni functions.  Support the University’s mission of building an academically excellent and diverse educational community.  Coordinate visitation and travel to high volume/high yielding high schools and provide outreach to companies within designated territories.  Exercise significant discretion and independent judgment in developing and modifying travel schedules during the admissions year to meet the University’s admissions goals. Advise students on admissions preparation, educational opportunities and academic requirements at UM-Flint. Meet with students, parents, and community members in large groups or individually.  Interpret University admissions policies and procedures.  Provide assistance and answer questions regarding admissions requirements, academic programs and student life either in person, via phone or via email.  Provide liaison services to other UM-Flint offices including financial aid, housing, orientation, or specific school and colleges. Develop and give presentations. Represent UM-Flint’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions at professional meetings and workshops in the region as well.  Collaborate with other regionally located UM staff. Work with the recruitment communications and marketing team to create publications and materials, and coordinate communications in support of program objectives.  Gather formal feedback from applicable constituencies and assist the management staff on making recruitment decisions.

Evaluate applications holistically for domestic and international freshman and transfer students using UM-Flint’s individualized, holistic and comprehensive application evaluation guidelines. Recommend appropriate admissions actions in a timely manner.  Work with the processing team to support the process and document flow.  Make consistent recommendations abiding by UM-Flint and specific school/college guidelines.  Conduct extensive communication with students, parents, secondary school officials and company human resource offices by explaining admissions decisions, including rejections.  Serve as the primary admissions and enrollment management liaison for the Genesee region.

Required Qualifications*

Bachelor’s degree with two or more years of experience in higher education or sales, preferably in admissions and/or recruitment. 

Experience in the development and implementation of high attendance/high profile recruitment programs with the proven ability to manage multiple tasks and meet multiple deadlines. Must have strong organization skills.  Experience in planning meetings and events, managing to the budget and reporting as required. Knowledge of various recruiting principles and strategies.  Strong oral and written communication skills. Proven ability to operate independently and make independent decisions.

Desired Qualifications*

Master’s degree in higher education, organizational leadership, or other related field.

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.